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Karen Edwards

Dean of International Student Affairs
Grinnell College

Karen Edwards has dedicated 30+ years to supporting international students and exchange visitors. Since 2007, she has led Grinnell’s Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) -- helping students navigate and find community in a new country; managing compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP); and helping to create an international-student-friendly campus infrastructure. Karen is active in NAFSA and is co-founder of the ACM/GLCA Advisors Roundtable. She has traveled in 30+ countries across five continents, holds a MA in Higher Education from the U Iowa, and a BA degree from Luther College.